“It’s Too Early”

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Michelle’s Story

“It’s too early.” Michelle told us. She already had a one-year old son at home, and the thought of another baby seemed too overwhelming. Michelle had no family support. During her time at Hope, Michelle’s Patient Advocate encouraged her by saying that having siblings often is easier than just having one child. Michelle said her Patient Advocate made a big impression on her which helped Michelle know things were going to be okay. Michelle came back for an ultrasound. In Michelle’s culture, they called a baby that …

Discover Mercy

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Discover Mercy

It was a cold February night in 2007, when family decided to go out for ice cream. At the same time, a seventeen-year-old boy, who’d been drinking, was driving to find his friends. In one violent, devastating instant, they both faced a radically different and uncertain future. Chris Williams sat in his demolished vehicle, staring at the car that had just caused the death of his wife, his unborn baby (which they waited for 6 years after multiple miscarriages), his nine-year-old daughter, and his eleven-year-old …

Double the Love

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Gwendolyn’s Story

When Gwendolyn first came into Hope she was scared and very nervous. What she didn’t realize was not only was she pregnant – She was pregnant with twins! It wasn’t the pressure that bothered Gwendolyn, she went on to explain, “I just felt like a failure. I knew my parents were going to be upset because they wanted more from me. They wanted me to have a degree first.”   While Gwendolyn was at Hope her Patient Advocate prayed for her. Gwendolyn said, “I love …

Discover Hope Today

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Discover Hope Today

“Where there’s HOPE, there’s LIFE. It fills us with FRESH COURAGE and makes us STRONG” – Anne Frank Anne Frank was only 15 years only when she died of Typhus in a Nazi concentration camp on March 12th, 1945. Yet, despite her age, her wisdom went far beyond her years. You may not be in a concentration camp, but I can almost guarantee, at one time or another, you’ve felt trapped, stuck, or confused.  Inevitably, that led you to feeling hopeless. Hope is something we …

Inspired and Everything Changed

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Aspen's Story

Aspen always wanted her own family, so when she learned her pregnancy test was positive, she was elated.  Initially, she wasn’t really concerned with much but as her pregnancy progressed things proved to be more challenging than she anticipated. She battled with knowing if she’d be able to care for her baby. She also battled depression. But, she remembered what her Client Advocate reminded told her: “once you hold your little one for the first time everything will change.” Aspen agreed, “it did” she told …